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WHS Class of 2019 Valedictorian is Joshua Rainbolt

Joshua Rainbolt
The valedictorian of the Watertown High School Class of 2019 is Joshua Rainbolt, son of Raymond and Marie Rainbolt.  Throughout his high school experience, Joshua excelled at AP Calculus, AP Biology, AP English, AP US History and AP Physics.  He was captain of the Varsity Cross Country team and is also a member of the Track and Field, and the Swimming and Diving teams.  He received Frontier League All Star awards in Swimming and Cross Country.  Joshua is the Treasurer of the Diversity Club and a member of the National Honor Society, Political Science Club, Environmental Club and Whiz Quiz Team.  He was a representative for the Rotary Club and a WWNY 7 News Academic All-Star. Joshua plays third trombone in the WHS Wind Ensemble and has participated in Bi County and Area All State bands.  He has been gifted the Daughters of the American Revolution Youth Citizenship Award, EJ Herrmann Scholarship, and the Jefferson Leadership Institute Scholarship as well as other academic awards.  Additionally, Joshua works during the summers as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the YMCA.

This fall Joshua will enter the University of Rochester where he plans to major in Biotechnology with a focus on Biomimicry.  Joshua’s overall grade point average is 97.84.